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Re: Rare Pictures XI
« Reply #600 on: February 17, 2013, 04:29:33 PM »

Aloha from Kaua'i!

Wow....more treasures from "Tatiana Z"......THANK YOU!!

Laura......or anyone else who might know how.....I cannot open these photos without getting a virus warning and it shutting down my computer....can I
ask if anyone might be able to put these in the link given earlier for those of us who have trouble with the Russian site?

A HUGE thank you to anyone who can help!

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Re: Rare Pictures XI
« Reply #601 on: February 18, 2013, 04:20:33 AM »
For TatianaZ Yep Yep Yep... Hourra!

Thanks for those excellent pictures of Alexandra Fedorovna. Really like her living expression at them.

A question, perhaps for Nicola: who are the 2 officers in this picture of Olga and Anastasia at the tennis court? Is one of them (the one at her right?) A. K. Shvedov? And the other? And in the winter picture with Tatiana? Thanks in advance Nicola... or anyone else!

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Re: Rare Pictures XI
« Reply #602 on: February 18, 2013, 08:55:58 AM »
A question, perhaps for Nicola: who are the 2 officers in this picture of Olga and Anastasia at the tennis court? Is one of them (the one at her right?) A. K. Shvedov? And the other? And in the winter picture with Tatiana? Thanks in advance Nicola... or anyone else!

I think the man Matushka is asking about is Victor Erastovich Zborovsky
1889-1944
sotnik His Maj.'s convoy
Seriously injured in autumn 1915. Evacuated to the Fedorovsky hospital. Went back to the convoy in March 1917.
Died Oct. 9, 1944 from wounds sustained in fighting (26 Sept 1944) with Tito's partisans in the river Drina, in hospital in the city of Graz (Austria), where he is buried.


The blond man in Reply #563 I believe is Mikhail Alekseyevich Skvortsov

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Re: Rare Pictures XI
« Reply #603 on: February 18, 2013, 10:42:56 AM »
I don't think it's a match...hair ,ears and eyes are a bit diffrent...But I think have seen that frist  guy before.
Is he the one with them in the photo of the tennis rackets and the big  flower pot? Also the other solder
in the photo ( Olga as her arm behind him , resting on the bench top ) seems to be the same one with her in
the new photos of Aunt Olga's tea parties.  Where has he been hiding?lol  Good looking!

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Re: Rare Pictures XI
« Reply #604 on: February 18, 2013, 11:54:37 AM »
Tian, thank you very much. The Grand Duchess often wrote about Viktor Erastovitch in their letters, I am glad to see his picture. The most stupid thing is that I spent 5 years of my life in Graz: if I had only known I would have found his grave. There is indeed at the "Zentralfriedhof" of Graz a big "russian quartier". It is unfortunetly sometimes profanated, as people dislike Russians very much there...


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Re: Rare Pictures XI
« Reply #606 on: February 18, 2013, 01:28:45 PM »
For TatianaZ Yep Yep Yep... Hourra!

Thanks for those excellent pictures of Alexandra Fedorovna. Really like her living expression at them.

A question, perhaps for Nicola: who are the 2 officers in this picture of Olga and Anastasia at the tennis court? Is one of them (the one at her right?) A. K. Shvedov? And the other? And in the winter picture with Tatiana? Thanks in advance Nicola... or anyone else!

A question, perhaps for Nicola: who are the 2 officers in this picture of Olga and Anastasia at the tennis court? Is one of them (the one at her right?) A. K. Shvedov? And the other? And in the winter picture with Tatiana? Thanks in advance Nicola... or anyone else!

I think the man Matushka is asking about is Victor Erastovich Zborovsky
1889-1944
sotnik His Maj.'s convoy
Seriously injured in autumn 1915. Evacuated to the Fedorovsky hospital. Went back to the convoy in March 1917.
Died Oct. 9, 1944 from wounds sustained in fighting (26 Sept 1944) with Tito's partisans in the river Drina, in hospital in the city of Graz (Austria), where he is buried.

The blond man in Reply #563 I believe is Mikhail Alekseyevich Skvortsov

Agree with tian79 about both Zborovsky and Skvortsov. Interesting that both later fought in the Russian Corps (anticommunist formation against Tito partizans during WWII). R.I.P.

Sadly, but the name of handsome one of "dark, moustached type" as Annie said (lol) I don't know. But it could be easily Shvedov, judging by his too frequent appearance with Olga and the fact that he served in Convoy as both Zborovsky and Skvortsov.

Thanks to Tatiana Z for another part of pictures.
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Re: Rare Pictures XI
« Reply #607 on: February 18, 2013, 09:38:27 PM »
Hey Guys,
Sorry for the delay, I have been away from my computer for a few days.
Here is the all the Romanov Images from the last IMGUR update:

http://imgur.com/a/zeXDI

Thank you so much Tatiana Z! Making many Romanovphiles happy for many days!

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Re: Rare Pictures XI
« Reply #608 on: February 18, 2013, 10:34:08 PM »
Thank you very much Nicola and Tian!
As for the last pictures of the Tsar and Alexei Nicolaevich, I would risk the date of 06 April 1913.

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Re: Rare Pictures XI
« Reply #609 on: February 19, 2013, 11:39:52 AM »
Indeed, Alexei's bent leg indicates 1913 . Do you have the April 6th date from a letter or diary?

Thank you, Tatiana Z and  Laura! 

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Re: Rare Pictures XI
« Reply #610 on: February 19, 2013, 04:38:52 PM »
Remarkable that both Zborovsky and Skvortsov fought with the Russian Corps in Yugoslavia during the partisan battles of  the early 1940s. They would both have been middle aged men then, well into their fifties, and the former wounded in WWI.
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Re: Rare Pictures XI
« Reply #611 on: February 20, 2013, 12:16:32 AM »
BlessOTMA, better  specialists will correct me if I am wrong, but the Tsar and Alexis are wearing the uniform ot the Urals Cosacks. According to diaries (Nicolas and Olga) there was a parad right on this day. The weather and trees show also that it is the beginning of spring.

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Re: Rare Pictures XI
« Reply #612 on: February 20, 2013, 03:34:51 AM »
'Remarkable that both Zborovsky and Skvortsov fought with the Russian Corps in Yugoslavia during the partisan battles of  the early 1940s. They would both have been middle aged men then, well into their fifties, and the former wounded in WWI.'

It rather depends what they were doing. 50-plus is a bit old for hand-to-hand fighting, but in conventional armies most senior officers are in their forties at least. For example, Field Marshal Montgomery was 55 at the time of El Alamein, and Rommel 51. Rundstedt was born in  December 1875, and only finally dismissed by Hitler in March 1945, so still commanding at 69. Hindenburg was 67 and recalled from retirement at the beginning of WW1! I grant you, commanding a conventional army is rather different from leading a partisan band.

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Re: Rare Pictures XI
« Reply #613 on: February 21, 2013, 02:21:11 AM »
BlessOTMA, better  specialists will correct me if I am wrong, but the Tsar and Alexis are wearing the uniform ot the Urals Cosacks. According to diaries (Nicolas and Olga) there was a parad right on this day. The weather and trees show also that it is the beginning of spring.
Good detective work! Thank you!

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Re: Rare Pictures XI
« Reply #614 on: February 21, 2013, 12:30:47 PM »
I've only seen a screenshot of this one until now:



And here's one I haven't seen before:

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